Culturally Responsive Family Therapy with Post-Risk Assessment Juvenile Fire Setting and Bomb Making: A Forensic Psychology Paradigm
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care Systems and Creighton University, Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, USA.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ronn Johnson
VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care Systems and Creighton University
Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, 4101 Woolworth Ave
Omaha, Nebraska, 68105, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: April 26, 2016; Accepted Date: June 23, 2016; Published Date: June 30, 2016
Citation: Johnson R (2016) Culturally Responsive Family Therapy with Post- Risk Assessment Juvenile Fire Setting and Bomb Making: A Forensic Psychology Paradigm. J Psychol Psychother 6:270. doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000270
Copyright: © 2016 Johnson R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Internationally, research on juvenile fire setting and bomb making creates an empirically based rationale that supports at least two intervention practices. First, there is a forensic mental health justification for remaining attentive to the recurring public safety risks attached to these high profile cases. Second, there is a post-risk assessment preference for using culturally responsive family therapy within a JFSB context. Largely, JFSB does not occur in isolation from the family. The author argues that post-risk assessment family issues must be addressed as a means to mitigate recidivism. The major purpose of this article four-fold when it comes to exploring the current research literature and reviewing risk assessment methods. First, the articles discuss the prevalence of the JFSB problem and referral matters. Second, the article stresses the necessity for forensic mental health adaptations to be made during family therapy with respect to JFSB cases. Third, ethical and legal issues are examined along with culturally responsive post-risk assessment family therapy specific to JFSB. Finally, conclusions, implications for practice, research, training, and supervision are discussed.